Jonathan Morse’s passion for design began at an early age.  Some of his fondest memories are eating fresh carrots from his family’s garden.  His pursuit for an education in horticulture and design has led him throughout the United States and around the globe. He earned an interdisciplinary degree in Organic Plant Cultivation with an emphasis on Business and Economics from Fairhaven College at Western Washington University. His professional career has included wholesale and retail horticulture, in addition to his work in Landscape Design.

    Inspired by the agricultural roots of his maternal ancestry and the engineering career of his paternal grandfather, Jonathan has been developing the gardens of his home on Vashon Island since 1998.  His design work emphasizes the juxtaposition of industrial and natural materials - organic and geometric forms.  One will often see a particular theme he has chosen repeated throughout the work.  Or he may choose an abstract interpretation of natural form as the inspiration behind a particular creation.  Paramount to his designs is the concept that humanity is an intrinsic part of the natural world.  Deeply rooted to all of his work is his connection to place.  Based on an appreciation of the ecological diversity and varied geology of the world in which we live, Jonathan seeks to highlight the essence of the land on which his design will come to being.

Read more about Jonathan Morse at these sites:

Karen Dale’s Vashon Beachcomber Garden Blog

“Making an entrance: Garden entries can define you, your space”, The Tacoma News Tribune, 9/7/2011


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